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Holiday Light Debate - White Vs. Multicolor

OK, so now for a little bit of fodder. I was listening to the radio--yes, again, while stuck in traffic, AGAIN!--the other day and they were "debating" the merits of having only white lights on the Christmas tree versus using multi-color lights to...

Kid's Rooms and the Psychology of Color

When we first moved into our new home a few months ago, I began repainting every single room in it, starting with my 8-year-old's bedroom. I let her choose the color (lavender) and help with the work. It turned out beautifully and I think it is one...

Considering race in adoption: Does it matter?

When considering adoption, how much thought or emphasis is placed on race? Well, that may have very much to do with the family planning on doing the adopting. To the adoption agencies who are supposed to be color blind because of a federal law,...

Newsflash: coloring books not just for kids!

Do you color? Did you as a child? I certainly did. In fact, I colored up until I hit college. And I color now. Well, not so much now. I can barely find the time to locate my sanity let alone turn up a decent coloring book, my requisite 96-pack of...

Should hair color be restricted?

What would you think if you were told your child could not go to a certain school because they don't accept children with blonde hair? That would seem rather arbitrary and petty, wouldn't it? What if your child's school said no to a different color,...

Post-pregnant mama feels pretty, sexy again!

So I have a little confession to make. It's nothing big, really, but a recent conversation with a girlfriend of mine brought it to light as possibly being an interesting topic of discussion. I told my husband before I gave birth that once I got...

New sofa labelled with racial slur

When seven-year-old Olivia Moore's parents bought a chocolate-colored, leather sofa, loveseat, and chair set, she likely didn't expect a history lesson to come along with it. That's just what she got, however, after she spotted labels on the...

Color your water

I came across a gadget that might just seem like chindogu if you're not a parent. For $20, you can get an attachment for your faucet that will turn your water blue. What makes it of special interest to parents is that when the water temperature...

Coloring Rappers

The Sun is reporting on a disturbing coloring book (also available at Amazon) that features pictures of rappers, including, apparently, "50 cent" holding a gun aimed at the reader (colorer?). The cover shows a cut-away drawing of with a crayon in the...

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